Constantin Carathéodory

(redirected from Constantinos Karatheodori)
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Carathéodory, Constantin


Born Sept. 13, 1873, in Berlin; died Feb. 2, 1950, in Munich. German mathematician.

Carathéodory graduated from the Belgian Military Academy in 1895 and studied mathematics in Berlin and Göttingen. He became a professor of the university in Munich in 1924. Carathéodory is the author of works on the theory of conformal mappings, the general theory of set measure, and a new formulation of the theory of the field of extremals (in the calculus of variations). In 1909 he gave a logically precise axiomatic formulation of the laws of thermodynamics.


Gesammelte mathematische Schriften, vol. 2. Munich [1955].
Funktionentheorie, vols. 1–2. Basel, 1950.
In Russian translation:
Konformnoe otobrazhenie. Moscow-Leningrad, 1934.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.